Minimum requirements for a Homeopathic Medical college in India & Qualification of Teaching Staff.
In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (I), (j) and (k) of section 33 and sub-section (1) of section 20 of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 (59 of 1973), the Central Council of Homoeopathy, the previous sanction of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations, namely :-
Part I – Short Title, Commencement and Definition
Part II – Staff Equipments, Training and other facilities
Part III – Accomodation
Part IV – Residential Accomodation
PART I .Preliminary
1. Short title and commencement:
(i) These regulations may be called the Homoeopathy (Minimum Standards of Education) Regulations, 1983.
(ii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Gazette of India.
In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires –
(i) “Act” means the Homoeopathy Central Council Act; 1973 (59 of 1973);
(ii) “Courses” means the courses of study in Homoeopathy, namely :-
- (a) D.H.M.S. (Diploma in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery) and
- (b) B.H.M.S. (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
- (c) M.D.(Hom.) [Doctor of Medicine (Homoeopathic)] in various specialities
(iii) “Diploma” means a Diploma in Homoeopathy as defined in clause (iii) of regulation 3 of the homoeopathy (Diploma Course) Regulation, 1983;
(iv) “Degree” means a Degree in Homoeopathy as defined in clause (iv) of regulation 2 of the Homoeopathy (Graded Degree Course0 Regulations, 1983 or in clause (iv) of regulation 2 of the Homoeopathy (Degree Course) Regulations, 1983;
(iv)(a) “Post Graduation in Homoeopathy” means a Post Graduate qualification in Homoeopathy recognized as per the provisions of the Act.
(v) “Homoeopathic College” means a Homoeopathic Medical College affiliated to a Board or University and recognised by the Central Council;
(vi) “Inspector” means an Medical Inspector appointed under sub-section (i) of section 17 of the Act;
(vii) “President” means the President of the Central Council.
(viii) “Second Schedule” and “Third Schedule” means the Second Schedule and Third Schedule respectively of the Act;
(ix) “Syllabus” and “Curriculum” mean the Syllabus and Curriculum for different courses of study as specified by the Homoeopathy (Diploma Course) Regulations, 1983, the Homoeopathy (Graded Degree Course) Regulations, 1983 and the Homoeopathy (Degree Course) Regulations, 1983;
(x) “Teaching Experience” means teaching experience in the subject concerned in a Homoeopathic College or in a Hospital recognised by the Central Council;
(xi) “Visitor” ” means a Visitor appointed under sub-section (i) of section 18 of the Act-
PART II.Staff, Equipment, Training and other facilities
3. Minimum requirements :
There shall be attached to every Homoeopathic College a Hospital having not less than 25 beds and having minimum requirements, norms and standards as specified by these regulations in regard to teaching as well as hospital staff, equipment, accommodation, training and other facilities and such Homoeopathic Colleges shall also have one peripheral Homoeopathic clinic for every 10 admissions.
Provided that a Homoeopathic College having facilities specified in these regulations for Degree Course nay start Graded Degree Course.
4. Power of Central Council to Call for information and returns:-
The Central Council shall have the power to call for such information and returns as it may deem fit from examining bodies and Homoeopathic Colleges shall furnish the said information and returns in triplicate within the time specified by the Central Council.
5. Facilities for Inspectors and Visitors:-
Every Homoeopathic Colleges shall provide all necessary facilities to the Inspectors and Visitors appointed by the Central Council to discharge their duties and functions.
6. Criteria for Admission of Students:-
Admission of students to Homoeopathic Colleges imparting instructions for Diploma or Degree Courses shall be in accordance with Regulation 3.
Provided that where any Homoeopathic College is imparting Graded Degree course or Post Graduate Degree course, such college shall provide additional beds as per the student-bed ratio specified under the respective regualtions.
Provided further that the existing Homoeopathic Colleges which provide student-bed ratio 1:1 may continue the same without peripheral dispensaries and such college shall inform in writing to the Central Council about their option in this regard within six months from the date of Notification of these amendments.
7. (1) Minimum teaching staff:-
(i) For a Homoeopathic College imparting instructions in D.H.M.S. (Diploma in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery) shall be accordance with Annexure ‘A’.
(ii) For a Homoeopathic College imparting instruction in B.H.M.S. (Degree Course) shall be in accordance with Annexure ‘C’.
(2) Teaching staff for a Homoeopathic Medical College imparting instructions in B.H.M.S.(Degree) and B.H.M.S.(Graded Degree) Courses shall be in accordance with Annexure ‘C’
Provided admission of students to such College however, shall be in accordance with the student-bed ratio of 1:1 in both the courses put together.
(3) Every Homoeopathic College shall have an apex body consisting of Senior Professors of the college with the Principal as Chairman to schedule curriculum as also as the training programme for the undergraduate students keeping in view the objectives of training for basic doctor and giving emphasis for a community oriented training to the students and for making such arrangements necessary for training.
8. Teaching Staff:-
(1) In Departments of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Materia Medica (Both Pure and Comparative), Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy, Repertory and Practice of Medicine, the teaching staff at all levels shall be on regular full time basis.
(2) In Departments other than referred to in sub-regulation (1), either the Professor or Reader shall be full-time, and the Lecturers shall be on full-time regular basis.
(3) The Homoeopathic College shall have faculty of Guest Professors, for subjects such as Dentistry, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Radiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Gastro-enterology and other sub specialities to impart adequate teaching and training to the students.
Provided that Guest Professor shall take clinical and / or teaching classes at least for two hours on two days in a week in the college or attached Hospital.
9. Head of a Homoeopathic Colleges:-
The head of a Homoeopathic College shall be a full-time employee of the said college.
10. Hospital Staff:-
The staff in a Teaching Homoeopathic Hospital attached to the college shall be in accordance with Annexure ‘D’.
11. Qualifications etc. of teaching staff:-
The minimum qualifications and age for appointment of teaching staff to the various posts shall be in accordance with Annexure ‘E’.
Provided that where the service conditions of a staff of a Homoeopathic College have not been provided, the same shall be as per the prevailing service conditions in the affliating University.
12. Appointment of Guest Professors: –
Homoeopathic College may appoint medical doctors having eduactional qualifications prescribed in Regulation 11 with standing in the profession as Guest / Visiting Professors, and for this purpose the experience as practitioner of Homoeopathy / Medicine shall be considered equivalent to the teaching experience.
Provided that no Guest / Visiting Professor shall be appointed as Head of the Department.
13. Equivalent, training and other facilities etc:-
The equipment, training and other facilities for education in Homoeopathy to be provide by Homoeopathic College and Hospital shall be in accordance with Annexures ‘F’, and Training and other facilities shall be in accordance with Annexures – ‘G’ respectively.
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